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Wilmot Union High School moves all classes online for 2 weeks

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Posted at 3:19 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 16:25:53-04

WILMOT — Wilmot Union High School in Kenosha County will close for two weeks following rising COVID-19 cases amid students and staff.

All in-person classes will be held virtually starting Friday, Sept. 25. In-person classes are scheduled to resume on Oct. 9, according to the school district.

Their decision made with the Kenosha County Division of Health comes after two more students tested positive at the high school Thursday morning, bringing total positive cases among students to three and two among staff.

The school district says it is asking people who had "close contact" with those who tested positive to quarantine.

“It is never easy to make the decision to shut down in-person learning; however, it is with everyone’s best interest in mind that this decision was made,” District Administrator Dan Kopp said in a news release. “Not only are we unable to staff classrooms appropriately, we are also concerned about the physical well-being of our kids and coworkers.”

The district says the arrangement will work, as staff who will need to quarantine can still teach their classes from home.

People who do not receive word from the Division of Health or a letter or Wilmot Union High School were likely not in contact with the COVID-19-positive people, and so they are not considered to be in a higher-risk group.

Close contacts include those who:

  • Had direct physical contact with the infected individuals (e.g. a hug or handshake).
  • Were within six feet of the COVID-19-positive individuals for more than 15 minutes.
  • Had contact with respiratory secretions from the infected individuals (e.g. were
  • coughed/sneezed on, had contact with dirty tissue, or shared a drinking glass, food or towels or
  • other personal items).

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